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Parity of esteem: evaluating inequalities in older adult healthcare

  • James Ashcroft and Gareth Thomas
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Addressing inequalities between mental and physical healthcare in older adult healthcare is imperative for safe patient care. This evaluation of services at The Harbour mental health hospital, Blackpool, UK gives insight into parity of esteem and prompts investigation into the clinical decisions of doctors working in older adult mental healthcare.

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Correspondence Dr James Ashcroft, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. Email: james.ashcroft17@imperial.ac.uk
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Bolger, H, Parker, E (2017) Standards for Inpatient Older Adults Mental Health Services: Fourth Edition (CCQI257). College Centre for Quality Improvement, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Mitchell, AJ, Hardy, S, Shiers, D (2017) Parity of esteem: addressing the inequalities between mental and physical healthcare. BJPsych Advances, 23: 196205.
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Parity of esteem: evaluating inequalities in older adult healthcare

  • James Ashcroft and Gareth Thomas
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